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Locust control in Madagascar – up to the last breath
 - 04/05/2015 - Late morning on Beravy Plain in Madagascar – the sky is clear, the air is heavy and the grass high and green although it starts drying out, with some sparse ...read more

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Locust plague in Madagascar – FAO continues to sound the alarm to donors (in FRENCH)
 - 29/04/2015 - En raison de l’urgence de la situation, le Directeur général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, a répondu favorablement à la requête ...read more
Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock: Locust plague affects those suffering chronic hunger
 - 25/03/2015 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock, Anthèlme Ramparany, to discuss the progress in halting the locust plague that since 2012 has spread across ...read more
Funds are running out in battle against Madagascar’s locusts
 - 21/01/2015 - In Madagascar, the battle against an ongoing plague of locusts risks being lost as funds to continue operations to subdue widespread infestations of the crop-hungry insects run out, posing a ...read more
Madagascar – Looking for locusts
 - 13/11/2014 - The sun is almost at its zenith, the ground bristling with termite mounds, the vegetation sparse with rice fields dotted within the low-lying areas. The survey team has scanned the ...read more
Madagascar, first locusts spotted
 - 07/11/2014 - The helicopter took off to carry out an extensive aerial survey between Antananarivo and Majunga in Madagascar, stopping at Maevatanana to refuel. The objective of the survey was to determine ...read more
Traditional methods for fighting locusts in Madagascar
 - 24/10/2014 - From the helicopter, the survey team spots a flight of locusts. The helicopter lands, the engine is switched off and the team alights to determine the characteristics of the locust ...read more
FAO launches the second campaign in response to the locust plague in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 23/10/2014 - Suivant la planification établie lors du lancement du Programme, en 2013, trois campagnes successives devront être menées à terme pour venir à bout de l’invasion acridienne déclarée calamité nationale par ...read more
Locust plague in Madagascar halted, but at great risk of resurgence
 - 02/10/2014 - A locust plague that spread across Madagascar threatening the main staple food crops and pasture in the country has been successfully contained, however, progress is under threat due to a ...read more
Debriefing and results of the first locust control campaign in Madagascar
 - 27/06/2014 - A debriefing on the results of the first locust control campaign (2013/14) of the Three year Programme in response to the locust plague, was held on Friday 27 June 2014 ...read more
Control operations around Antananarivo: FAO has a good hold on the situation (in FRENCH)
 - 20/05/2014 - Des essaims ont été à nouveau repérés autour d’Antananarivo. La population des zones infestées essaie de protéger ses cultures par des feux de brousse. En étroite collaboration avec le Gouvernement ...read more
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